Back2Back India News Update

After completing their one-year commitment to serve in Hyderabad, India with Back2Back, Brent and Lisa are transitioning back to the US to fulfill obligations at their businesses in Ohio.  A national ministry partner will be managing the day-to-day operations of Back2Back India.

Brent and Lisa have seen incredible fruit from their time in India, as God has opened new doors for ministry at local children’s homes.  A few highlights from the year include:

  • Clean Water: We built a clean water system at an area feeding center that provides meals and free education to a local slum community.  The families and children that benefit from this center can now access clean drinking water.  Back2Back also provided them with storage capabilities for the water.
  • Children’s Home Renovations: We completed renovations at the MHH Children’s Home, including an overhaul of their dilapidated bathrooms and the construction of a new kitchen/dining hall.  The children had been eating outside on the ground, but will soon be enjoying their meals indoors.
  • Nutritional Assistance to Children’s Homes:  In addition to providing ongoing financial support for the children’s homes, we have also established a new nutrition program and developed opportunities for spiritual development for the children.  Thanks to the generosity of US donors, Back2Back will continue to support the children’s homes through regular food donations in 2010.
  • New Partnership: We have begun a partnership with EJH Children’s Home, as the directors of this home share Back2Back’s vision to show love and provide care to children in need.  This particular home cares for children with disabilities, a ministry that is desperately needed in India, a country where those that have a handicap are marginalized by society.

Although Brent and Lisa are returning to the US, they will still be heavily involved with the ministry in India, providing oversight and direction for current and future projects, ensuring that Back2Back India will continue to maintain a strong presence in Hyderabad.  They will also continue to serve with Back2Back as mission trip leaders and ministry advocates, traveling to India several times a year and offering ongoing support to the local Back2Back India staff.

Back2Back Ministries is grateful to Brent and Lisa for their service in India this past year and thankful for their continued partnership with us, as we pursue the heart of the orphan.

Brent and Lisa with children from EJH

If you are interested in learning more about joining our staff team in India, please contact Chris Ramos at ramos@back2backministries.org.

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